ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION FORMAT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STD VII
02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
This revised format is based on the 2016 version of the English Language Syllabus used in teaching standards III – VII with effect from 2017.
The format has been prepared to accommodate some improvements made in the syllabus, specifically the competence-based assessment.
Thus, the English Language examination will assess the candidate’s competencies acquired from standard III to VII.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The English Language examination aims to test the candidate’s ability to:
2.1 express him/herself appropriately in a given situation;
2.2 use basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in English;
2.3 use vocabulary through listening, reading, and writing;
2.4 apply correct English grammar; and
2.5 use the English Language in acquiring higher education and for personal advancement.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The examination will measure the candidate’s competencies on how to:
3.1 comprehend oral and written information;
3.2 communicate through writing; and
3.3 use vocabulary through listening, reading and writing.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
The examination will consist of one (1) paper of 1:40 hours. The paper for visually-impaired candidates will last for 1:55 hours.
The paper will comprise three sections A, B and C with a total of 45 questions. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions, weighing 50 marks.
Candidates will be required to provide their answers for sections A and B by shading the letter of the correct answer on the OMR forms using the HB pencil.
However, for section C, 5 candidates will write their answers in the spaces provided on the other side of the OMR form.
Section A will consist of 35 multiple-choice questions. Out of 35 questions, five (5) will be from the passage/story read by the invigilator.
A candidate will be required to listen attentively to the passage and respond to the questions. Each item will carry one (1) mark. This section will weigh a total of 35 marks.
Section B will consist of five (5) questions. The questions will be either on arranging the jumbled sentences chronologically or completing the composition by choosing the letter of the correct answer. Each question will carry one (1) mark. The section will weigh a total of five (5) marks.
Section C will consist of a short passage/poem followed by five (5) short answer questions. Each question will carry two (2) marks. The section will weigh 10 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
The following competencies will be assessed:
5.1 Listening and comprehending information presented orally.
5.2 Developing and using vocabulary appropriately through listening, writing and reading.
5.3 Communicating simple ideas through writing.
5.4 Reading and comprehending written information.